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Photos of Events and Socials 2020/2022

2021/2022

Tree Planting

It was lovely to come out of lockdown and we enjoyed a visit to the Grange University Hospital walled garden on Friday,17th September. We were met by Dr. Jane Nehaul (Trustee) and Angela Fry (Secretary) of the walled garden. The sun was shining as we were given a conducted tour to view the Cherry tree that SI Cwmbran planted to celebrate 100 Years of Soroptimists International 2021.


Celebrating  100 years of Soroptimism

We had decided to celebrate Soroptimist International’s centenary at our October meeting . What a lovely night ! You know sometimes everything just gels and goes really well . Most of our club members were able to attend and we were delighted 3 members of Abergavenny club were able to join us . People were invited to dress in 1920’s style or wear hats and gloves . We were delighted how many did !! Family photographs from the 1920’s were shared .
We started the evening with Edith Price our founder member lighting a candle and proposing the toast to Soroptimist International .
Following a lovely meal (thank you to Greenmeadow Golf club ) we were entertained with 1920’s music and singing . Thank you to Veronica, Jordanna and Ruth hope you enjoyed it as much as we did .
Thank you to Yvonne, Pat and Lynne for the surprise of wonderful dancing . The evening ended with the delicious cake made by Jen
Friendship, fellowship and fun a typical Soroptimists evening really !!

Events before lockdown

Anniversary Lunch

On March 1st 2020 the club hosted an anniversary meal at Cwrt Bleddyn to celebrate their 40 years as a Club  which was attended by many past and current members.  The celebration was enhanced by the attendance of John Sheen and Member of Parliament Nick Thomas-Symonds who both gave entertaining after dinner speeches.

 Activities over the 40 years have included race evenings, fashion shows, musical evenings, meals, afternoon teas, raffles and quiz nights.  Over our 40 years we have raised over £75,000 for good causes and a further £20,000 for St David’s Hospice Care.

International Women’s Day

Later that week on 7 March our third year running  nine of our members attended the International Women’s Day event at the Riverfront in Newport

Entitled An Equal World is an Enabled World. There were many groups represented with an inspirational female focus, they presented activities, workshops, demonstrations, performances, discussions and amazing guest speakers.

There was free Yoga, Zumba, Core, self-defence, massage, circus skills, dance, film screenings, vocalists, arts activity and much more all  running throughout the day.

Our stall showcased the activities and the breadth of what we do.  From the STEM book presented to Primary schools and the over 400 Comfort Teddies given to all the emergency services and now being extended to Primary schools.  We were also able to sell our pre loved jewellery

Other events

Click on the links below to find out more about what we’ve been doing

Coffee Morning at Marian’s

Donation to Age Concern

Breast Awareness month